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Adam Fig Tree 20L

Ficus carica

 

Named for its huge leaves (that would effectively keep Adam’s dignity intact), this fig tree is a beautiful addition to your garden.

The fruits are exquisitely sweet and earthy, with purple-green skin and deep red flesh. The fruit as well as the leaves are rather big figs packed full of nutrition.

It is said that figs can reduce the risk of heart disease, help to regulate blood sugar levels, and aid with digestion.They contain copper, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B1, B2, B6 and K.

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SKU: FIG001-ADM Categories: ,

Position

The Adam’s fig tree thrives in full sun so that the fruits can ripen in its warmth. They are hardy and do well in a spot with moderate afternoon sun. This tree is ideal for providing plenty of shade thanks to the big leaves.

 Size

The Adam’s fig tree reaches a height of between 2 and 5 metres and a spread (or canopy width) of 7 and 12 metres at maturity (10 years of age).

 Soil Type

This fig tree loves well-draining soil that is kept moist. The ideal pH for the soil is 6.0 and 6.5.

 Mulch

Use organic mulch like straw or woodchips and cover the area around the tree well to ensure that the soil feeding your Adam’s fig remains moist. Just remember to keep the mulch a few centimetres away from the tree trunk so it doesn’t become waterlogged.

 Watering

This hardy tree can endure a short drought period. But, if it gets too dry, give the tree extra water. They require only a moderate amount of watering for the rest of the year.

 Fertilising

Usually, fig trees do not need to be fertilised. However, if you see that its leaves are not developing well, then a little well-balanced fertiliser can be applied.

If the tree does not fruit properly, you are possibly overfeeding it, and if not, try our slow-release all plant fertiliser Apply 1 teaspoon every 4-5 months, your tree will absorb what it requires.

 Pruning

This tree is even easier to grow because it requires little to no pruning. Remove dead or diseased branches. Prune late in winter, before new growth begins.

 Harvesting

Figs stop ripening when picked, so let the fruit ripen on the tree. As soon as they soften, they are ripe for the picking. Figs can be refridgerated. Eat them fresh, added to salads, or make delicious jams and preserves

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 100 cm
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